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Today's Weather: The Coolest Day Since May Is Here

We haven't had a stretch of below average temperatures for quite a while, but we are going into a cooler period here for the next several days. There are splashes of sunshine this morning, but clouds are going to win out, especially by the end of the day.

I am expecting a little bit of rain tonight. After the dry weather of September, showers Wednesday and tonight are welcomed. This should also prevent us from slipping into a drought.

Friday will also be cool with highs mainly 55-60. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)
Friday will also be cool with highs mainly 55-60. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

Temperatures today will stay in the 50s and fall down into the 40s tonight. There could even be some snow in the highest elevations of Maine. As the system pulls east tomorrow, skies will clear. I'm expecting plenty of sunshine with readings approaching 60.

Friday afternoon will be one of those days where you'll definitely know it's fall. As if that's not enough of the cool stuff, overnight Friday temperatures will fall down into the 30s in many places, and I do expect some frost.

There will be frost advisories posted once we get closer. If you have tender vegetation, you're going to want to bring it inside or cover it up. Frost won’t be an issue within about 10 to 15 miles of the coast. This does not look like a widespread freeze, but even a touch of frost will ruin tomato and pepper plants.

The weekend is looking sunny to start, but the clouds should start to roll in on Sunday as the next weather system approaches. I am looking for some showers by Monday, along with cool readings.

You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom.


Thursday: Raw and chilly. Some sun possible, but a lot of clouds. Highs 53-57.

Thursday night: Mainly cloudy and early shower. Raw and cool. Lows 42-46.

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs just under 60.

Saturday: Sunshine and seasonable. Highs approaching 60.

Sunday: More sunshine and dry. Highs within a few degrees of 67.

Monday: A period of showers. Nearing 70.

Tuesday: Partial sunshine. Low to mid 60s.

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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